American Heart Association

Clot removal may save money and limit disability

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adding mechanical clot removal to clot-busting drugs could lower stroke survivors medical bills, decrease government healthcare as well as non-healthcare related costs, and increase the likelihood of the patient returning to work and participating in society, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Clot removal may save money and limit disability

Endovascular treatment may preserve mental capacity after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In addition to improving survival and reducing disability, mechanically removing the clot causing an ischemic stroke leads to better cognitive functioning, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Ninety days after an ischemic stroke in 206 people who previously had […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Endovascular treatment may preserve mental capacity after stroke

Adults with heart defects have higher risk of stroke

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adults with congenital heart defects have substantially higher rates of stroke compared to the general population, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

A congenital heart defect is a heart abnormality present at birth. These defects encompass a wide range of disease […]

November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , |2 Comments

GTO initiative to improve care for heart disease and stroke patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association’s new Guideline Transformation and Optimization initiative will aid healthcare providers in delivering optimal care for heart disease and stroke patients.

Launching in steps, the GTO will first focus on improving the guidelines that involve treating patients who suffered a heart attack related to […]

November 7th, 2015|Categories: Health, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on GTO initiative to improve care for heart disease and stroke patients